The Best Window Treatments In Nashville For Back Doors

Stefano Diotaiuti

Does your back door have flimsy blinds that rattle against the glass pane each time you shut the door? Or is the glass on your back door still bare because you’re unsure what to cover it with? Covering your back door with the right window treatments lets you enjoy the sunlight and view of your Nashville backyard and gives you control over privacy and light - without the distraction of blinds or any other treatment that bangs against the glass whenever the door moves.

The first thing to think about when finding a back door window treatment is durability. You need something sturdy enough to take the door’s repetitive motions and short exposure to outside. It should also provide privacy from curious neighbors while complementing your décor.

Whether your back door is a normal swing out door with a glass window, a french door, or a sliding glass door, discover the best back door window treatments in Nashville to fit your needs.

Plantation Shutters That Are Attached To Your Door

Plantation shutters on a french door leading out to pool 

Faux wood plantation shutters are a great choice for back doors since the shutter panels are attached tightly to your door. So when you swing open your doors, the shutters go with the door and don’t bounce against the glass. Tilt the shutter louvers open to see outside or close them for privacy. The shutter panels can swing out when it’s time to wipe down the door’s glass.

Sunburst Shutters’ Polywood® faux wood shutters are durable and can handle your back door’s constant motion. They’re crafted from a composite material which blocks moisture and fading. The shutters won’t crack or chip due to humidity or temperature changes. Polywood shutters also increase your home’s energy efficiency by restricting heat transfer through the window.

Sliding glass doors or french doors that open onto your deck or patio can be challenging to cover because of their large glass panes and handles. Plantation shutters are built to fit your door’s glass. They can be cut out around large or irregular shaped handles and can cover any size of glass. Plantation shutters can also cover sliding panels for a sliding door or bi-fold doors. The result is stunning custom shutters that stay tight with your door. And it’s easy to open and close both the door and your shutters.

Customizable Shades

Bedroom with woven shades on windows 

Another back door window treatment that is easy to personalize is shades. They come in many colors, patterns, and materials. You can pull them to the top to have light shining through or pull them all the way down to filter or block the light. Add-ons include light and privacy liners which allow you to tailor them to your needs. Shades that are great for doors with glass are Roman shades, cellular shades, and roller shades. Roman shades stack up at the top of the shade but are flat when pulled down to the bottom. Cellular shades have small pleats that resemble a honeycomb from the side. These pleats create air pockets that increase insulation. Roller shades have a tube at the top that the shades roll down from.

If your door is exposed to constant sun or humidity, try to find shade material that is resistant to moisture and heat. While shades aren’t as energy efficient as Polywood shutters, you can block some energy loss by using thicker material, liners, or cellular shades. Be aware that shades are more likely to fade when compared to shutters.

Shades can be mounted with hold down brackets. This way they don’t swing around when the back door moves. One disadvantage shades have is that you can’t cut the shade around large door handles.

Pick The Back Door Window Treatment That’s Perfect For You

Want additional ideas for your back door window treatments in Nashville or window treatments for your living room, home office, or kitchen? Browse through our idea gallery and Ultimate Room Guide. And if you’re ready to start the ordering process for window treatments call us at 615-236-8530 to schedule a free in-home consultation. A member of our local team will come to your house and help you choose the best window treatment. Call us today!